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USC Trojans OT Crossover Rankings

How did the 2017 class compare to other Trojan OT commits this decade?

The USC Trojans landed the #5 ranked recruiting class in the Scout.com 2017 team rankings, but how does the offensive tackle position rank compared to other 'SC classes this decade?

Overview:  The Trojans landed four projected tackles according to the Scout.com experts in the 2017 class.  Of the four, two are expected to shift inside to guard.  Five-star Austin Jackson is the highest rated OT the Trojans have signed this decade and the fifth rated tackle in the nation for 2017.  

http://www.scout.com/player/183127-austin-jackson?s=15

USC OT rated too high:  E.J. Price

USC OT rated too low: Chad Wheeler

USC OT notes:  Of the four OT's that signed with USC, only two are in the Scout 300.  E.J. Price is the only tackle signed this decade that has left the program.  Chuma Edoga is the only OT on the roster who has not used his redshirt.  The four highest rated OT's on the roster are all from out-of-state.  The remaining nine are all from California.  Chuma Edoga was a higher rated tackle (3rd) than Austin Jackson (5th) for their respective classes, but Jackson was the higher rated prospect in the Scout 300 of the two (30th vs 35th). 

USC RK YR SCOUT RK Player POS POS RK
1 2015 35 Chuma Edoga OT 3
2 2017 30 Austin Jackson OT 5
3 2016 99 E.J. Price OT 8
4 2012 72 Zach Banner OT 13
5 2014 240 Chris Brown OT 17
6 2013 216 Nico Falah OT 17
7 2017 175 Alijah Vera-Tucker OT 18
8 2016 NR Nathan Smith OT 26
9 2015 275 Roy Hemsley OT 27
10 2017 NR Jalen McKenzie OT 32
11 2015 NR Clayton Johnston OT 33
12 2017 NR Andrew Vorhees OT 48
13 2012 NR Chad Wheeler OT 71

= 2017 Crossover Series =

Quarterbacks
Running Backs
Wide Receivers
Tight Ends
Offensive Tackles
Offensive Guards
Defensive Tackles

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